It's been a long time since I've read a John Grisham novel. I used to read them as soon as they hit the shelves, but I guess I just got out of my Grisham phase somewhere around the time I had my first child. I preordered this book on my Kindle about a month before it came out. Honestly, it was just fun to preorder a book and know that it "arrived" at midnight on the day of its release. It took me a while to read because of grad school papers, full time job stuff, and, oh yeah, parenting. But, I'm glad I read The Confession. It's classic Grisham with a bit of a twist. Fair warning: if you are a death penalty proponent, you'll be challenged. If, like me, you struggle with the death penalty, your reasons for opposing it will be strengthened. Sadly, I think The Confession is more fact than fiction. It's a good legal thriller. See what you think. Here's my 100 word review.
Innocent but "proven" guilty in a court of law.
A forced confession...
A life ruined...
A family torn apart...
A lawyer determined to stop his client's execution.
A preacher forced to break the law to try to save a life.
The real killer decides to tell the truth, but is it too late?
A close-up look at the U.S. justice system through the eyes of an innocent man.
How do you defend yourself against a lie?
Is anyone innocent until proven guilty?
Not Grisham's best, but a very readable, emotional, challenging, story.
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